Dr. Prem Reddy Once Again Recognized Among the Most Influential Healthcare Leaders in the Nation
(Ontario, Calif., September 5, 2017) – Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP,
Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare, has once again been named
to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “100 Most Influential
People in Healthcare” for 2017. This is the fourth time that Dr.
Reddy has been recognized as among the most influential healthcare leaders
in the nation.
“I am humbled and honored by this recognition,” said Dr. Reddy.
“It is rewarding to see Prime Healthcare recognized by one of the
most respected healthcare industry publications for being at the forefront
of patient quality, innovation and preserving crucial, safety-net hospitals
for communities across the United States.”
Arizona Senator John McCain led the Modern Healthcare list this year. Dr.
Reddy, a board certified cardiologist, joins a prestigious and varied
group ranging from leaders of the nation’s largest payers and providers
to cabinet members and Congressional representatives. Among this year’s
honorees are Dr. John Noseworthy, President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic;
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; Joseph Swedish, Chairman, President
and CEO of Anthem; and Trevor Fetter, Chairman and CEO of Tenet Healthcare
Corp. In addition to Senator McCain, Modern Healthcare also recognized
two other Senators – Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins
of Maine – for breaking ranks with their party and playing a pivotal
role in changing the direction of the health care reform debate.
Dr. Reddy was also recognized this week on
Becker's Hospital Review's List of 112 Physician Leaders to Know, 2017. He has appeared nine times
on Modern Healthcare’s “50 Most Influential Physician Executives
“Dr. Reddy’s distinguished record of accomplishments and ability
to combine innovation with high quality standards toward patient excellence
has helped achieve Prime Healthcare’s vision for the future of community
hospitals,” said Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela Hospital Medical
Center in Inglewood, CA. “Prime Healthcare is not just a company
with a visionary, but a visionary company, and that is because of Dr.
Since acquiring Centinela Hospital in 2007 from the brink of bankruptcy,
Prime Healthcare has invested more than $109 million in capital equipment
and renovation, including an emergency room expansion currently in progress.
Centinela most recently received the “Quality Improvement Innovation
Award” from Healthgrades and is consistently ranked among the Top
100 hospitals in the nation for quality care. Centinela Hospital is just
one example of Prime Healthcare’s unique ability to save and transform
Modern Healthcare’s list is a compilation based on more than 6,800
submissions from the publication’s readers and nearly 74,000 votes.
Reader votes made up 50 percent of the final outcome; Modern Healthcare’s
senior editors’ votes made up the other 50 percent. This was the 16th year Modern Healthcare has published the list, which recognizes “the
most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and
Dr. Reddy is a generous leader, donating millions toward charities that
provide educational scholarships and free healthcare. Through his charitable
foundations, he has donated more than $800 million to fund not for profit
hospitals, charitable missions and universities, including the creation
of a new, non-profit medical school that will be located in San Bernardino
Dr. Reddy founded Prime Healthcare in 2001 and has led the health system
to become one of the fastest growing and fifth largest for-profit systems
in the country with 45 hospitals in 14 states.
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About Prime Healthcare:
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 45 acute-care
hospitals providing nearly 45,000 jobs in 14 states. Thirteen of the hospitals
are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity
with a mission of providing quality, compassionate healthcare for all.
Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the
country, Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among
the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 38 times and among the
“15 Top Health Systems” three times, and Prime Healthcare
is the only "Top 10 Health System" west of the Mississippi.
For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.
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